Do you remember the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day", starring Bill Murray? In the film, TV weatherman Phil Connors, would wake up to Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" playing on his clock radio...everyday. The day kept repeating. We had our own "deja vu" recently.
Do you think if Casey Kasem knew what was going on with his life right now, he would approve? Or would he just use it to introduce a "long-distance dedication?"
Kasem, who is fighting Alzheimers' and a host of other aliments, keeps getting shuttled between medical facilities and his "home" with weirdo wife Jean Kasem (remember her from "Cheers?" She was Nic Tortelli's
Famous radio DJ and voice actor Casey Kasem has been out of the public eye for awhile. Since stepping down from hosting his countdown show, he has kept a pretty low profile. A random TV appearance here, or radio guest spot there. I remember getting a call from Casey urging me, as an Arab American, to vote for Obama in 2008. Ummmm...what?
It's another WFGR Retrovision video! The year was 1986, Mr. Mister was on top of the pop charts with the haunting "Kyrie", The New York Mets beat the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series and keep the Beantowners down, and Dairy Queen was selling the farm!
According to Dennis Leary, now that Dick Clark is dead, Casey Kasem is "now reveling in his status as last and reigning king of leather faced syrup voiced lizard people”. And he's also 80 years old! What better way to celebrate his birthday by giving you the good and the bad of Casey! Casey has Michigan ties, he was born in Detroit, went to Wayne State, and got his start in radio in Flint.